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Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Editor’s note: The NOW has chosen not to provide a description of how to access the images described in this story, in order to prevent more children from seeing them. Parents who want more information are asked to contact School District 43 spokesperson Cheryl Quinton at CQuinton@sd43.bc.ca. Graphic pornography images flooded the computer screen when a Port Coquitlam mom Google searched for her son’s elementary school website. Jennifer Ratcliffe sat stunned at the computer surrounded by her

four children — aged five to 15 — when the pictures popped up. The images were not posted on a school district website. Rather, they were posted on an international website with a similar address. “What came up was hard-core porn. The images are just not acceptable. I came to the school and let them know about it. They were aware, so I phoned the superintendent. They’re aware about it and they’re trying to get the site down,” Ratcliffe told The NOW. “But I was not aware that this was the thing that’s going around with the children, little school-aged children. I would’ve liked to have been informed so that I could block it from their computer or at least talk to them about it beforehand.”

Ratcliffe said her 11-year-old son found out about the site two weeks ago from a friend at school when the pair of preteens stumbled across the images on a school computer. “My kids knew before me … They thought it would be a joke that I go to this site, so I went to the site and I was shocked,” she said. “I just couldn’t believe it. I was embarrassed that I didn’t know anything about it. My children were laughing. I was shocked … I think it’s time for us to stop covering our heads in the sand and be aware. It’s too late for trying to keep it a secret. If kids know, then parents should know.” Brian Kuhn, School District 43’s information services manager, tried to get the site blocked by the prov-

incial learning network (PLN), a government-run provider of Internet service to schools and colleges across B.C. “They’ve been working on it and trying some things and so far have been unsuccessful in being able to block that site,” he said. Kuhn said the pornography site was created through a hosting company that allows anyone to make websites and post content. “The terms of use … verified they don’t allow explicit video, but they don’t disallow any other explicit material like images,” Kuhn said. “That’s the situation. Some person has created this site … He or she claims to be a sex addict and is dedicated to sharing all the porn in the world.”

Kuhn said he e-mailed the president of the hosting company to say that the pornographic website should not be allowed. “They say no explicit video. Well, they shouldn’t allow explicit image content either. I gave him examples of what’s happening to us because his company is allowing that guy to put material up and asking them to take it down and remove all traces,” he said. “I haven’t heard back yet, but we’ll probably be pursuing that through some other angles if we can. It’s international, so it’s tricky.” Kuhn also plans to contact Google and request that the pornography site be excluded from searches, since  CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, see ‘A PARENT.’

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PEDAL POWER: Nick Pavlakis of the Pedalheads helps a student with bike skills during Glenayre Elementary’s second-annual cycling celebration. The event, a fundraiser for The Ride to Conquer Cancer, included a mini-bike rodeo course, healthy snack station and representatives from local cycling organizations.

jkurucz@thenownews.com Coquitlam council voted unanimously to move ahead with plans for a phased approach to significantly reduce the number of Canada geese at Como Lake Park. Monday’s vote came in response to an ever-growing population of geese at the park in recent years, a phenomenon that saw close to 200 geese calling the site home in July 2010. The management strategy council endorsed includes a number of options: increased signage, more public education materials, planting various types of low-growing vegetation along the shoreline and a move to relocate the geese to a provincial wildlife management area. “As long as the site is still attractive, that is the geese can land on the open grass area and get into water, we will have recurring problems.

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ometimes all it takes to soothe the soul is a warm meal. Students from Hope Lutheran School in Port Coquitlam have wrapped up another season of serving up solace every second Monday, as part of a Hope for Freedom Society program that helps feed local homeless. Teens meet at the York Street school earlier in the evening to prepare four large batches of hot meals like Sri Lankan curry, lentils and lasagna. With the help of parent volunteers, the food is then driven to the Leigh Square Bandshell, where the magic happens: Students serve the meals to area homeless, who are given coffee, dinner and dessert to stave off the elements. The independent school has been involved locally for three years, following a few winters spent on the streets of the Downtown Eastside helping Vancouver homeless with the Union Gospel Mission. Mike Yee, the teacher who kickstarted the program, said it was essential under the school’s ethic for the kids to embark on charitable pursuits. “As a Christian school, we thought it was important to not just have the course material about giving back, but that it’s how you touch people and help people,” Yee said. They were happy to hear about a program closer to home that helps the local homeless population, and Yee said this helps students see the need around their neighbourhood. “We thought we would try to serve people in PoCo.” While Hope for Freedom schedules some volunteer groups, the school

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Students at Hope Lutheran School have been serving hot meals to homeless people in Port Coquitlam. must provide the food itself. Students and staff embarked on a toy sale fundraiser last October to raise $250, which will help cover the $30 to $50 price tag of each meal. The bottom line, though, is more than just volunteer experience for students. “It feels good going home and knowing you’ve given them some food and they’re not hungry tonight because you helped,” Grade 8 student

Tanis Van Beest, 13, said. “It’s really fun to cook with your friends. We have a lot of fun doing it.” The biweekly dinners have also broken down a few misconceptions. “The homeless people are pretty friendly,” said 13-year-old Bryan Wang, also in Grade 8. “I was scared at first, but they have a sense of humour.” Grade 8 teacher Lisa Olding said breaking through to the kids and the

homeless community is what the weekly meals are all about. “We see some of the same people every two weeks, so you build those personal relationships,” she said. “It’s pretty neat for the kids to see them. “We had a regular last year who came all the time, but we haven’t seen him much this year. But he dropped by and said he got steady work and a nice place. It’s nice to hear if people do improve.”

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countries,” he said. “It would jeopardize the gains we have made.” The budget included a mixed bag of initiatives aimed to placate diverse demands: enhanced guaranteed income supplement (GIS) for seniors, enticements for doctors and nurses to relocate to rural areas and reinstating the popular ecoEnergy Retrofit program for homeowners. Conservatives like Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam MP James Moore were quick to support, via Twitter, programs like tax credits for children’s arts programs and volunteer firefighters. Liberals were widely expected to vote against the budget, and the Bloc Québécois, from the outset,

had made some ambitious demands in exchange for their potential budget support. That left only the NDP, and leader Jack Layton indicated Tuesday afternoon that the party would not support a budget he felt didn’t help families still reeling from the recession. “This budget fails to strengthen CPP, provides no relief for heating bills, and still leaves millions of Canadians without access to a family doctor,” Layton said in a statement. “And the GIS increase is a halfmeasure, leaving tens of thousands of seniors still living in poverty.” Parliament is expected to vote on the budget this week.

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And that’s why we’re looking to attack the whole issue,” said Kathy Reinheimer, Coquitlam’s manager of parks and facilities. The problems associated with high volumes of geese settling near the park include high fecal coliform counts, the potential for a severe disease outbreak among other species and the degradation of amenities and trails for park users. A staff report notes that the city has received complaints from residents about the number of geese in the park, and complaints around the “aggressive and threatening behaviour that appears to escalate as the goose population increases.” That staff report also suggests that a relatively low number of geese are native to the park, although the problems arise when other goose populations move into the park specifically for molting, or shedding their feathers, in the early summer. The issue was first presented to the city’s sports, recreation and culture committee last week, at which time a three-year phased approach to adding the shoreline vegetation was being discussed. Coun. Selina Robinson, who serves as the committee’s vice-chair, amended Monday’s motion so all of the planting will take place in coming months. Reinheimer noted that the plants will not be an immediate remedy to the problem. “Likely we’ll get some impact this year, but it will be a couple of years before it fully deters them,” she said. Coun. Mae Reid said she has received several e-mails from residents who suggested the relocation process could injure the geese, although staffers were quick to counter that point. “The goal of relocation is to do it without doing any damage to the geese,” Reinheimer said. “They are caught physically and put in kennels, and transported into a truck. They shouldn’t have any bruising or any injuries at all from that.” GOT A

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the search engine doesn’t differentiate between schoolrelated websites and the pornography site. “It’s just more of a hope,” Kuhn said. “Barring that, to my knowledge or our knowledge, there is nothing we know how to do to block this because of the way Google works.” School District 43 spokesperson Cheryl Quinton suggests parents educate their children about appropriate Internet use. “We’re trying our best efforts to get it blocked. But the key actually, as in all objectionable sites, is education with your children,” she said. “Talk to your children about appropriate Internet use because we, quite frankly, can’t control what kids see at all times. The education component lies in being aware of what your kids are accessing and talking to them about inappropriate sites.” Parenting speaker and author Kathy Lynn shared similar thoughts. “Let’s be honest and say we can’t 100-per-cent control anything. We think we should be able to, but we never could,” Lynn said. “The difference is when we were kids, it was Playboy magazine and Penthouse, and they were hidden under our mattresses. But it wasn’t quite as graphic or

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in your face and right there as the Internet. I think we have to start off by saying there is not a magic answer.” Lynn said computers should be kept in public parts of the house and that electronic devices should be put away at bedtime in a public space. She also suggests that parents speak to their kids openly about pornography, as well as about the type of websites they are accessing. “I think we have to take our heads out of the sand and talk to kids about pornography and talk to them about the fact that this is not real life. These people are not real, regular people. Certainly talk to our sons about how much pornography is demeaning to women,” said the Coquitlam resident. “The stuff’s there. It’s better to prepare them and let them know what you think about it and how you feel about it and open the conversation. At first, they don’t want to talk to you at all because it’s really embarrassing. It’s like talking to them about sex. But it’s our responsibility to be talking to kids about stuff that we don’t want to talk to them about,” she said. “When it happens, a parent needs to be able to react and say, ‘That’s appalling. Let me talk to you about why that’s a problem.’” Before embarking on this conversation, Lynn said parents should determine what

the topic means to them. “What do you want your kids to know? How do you feel about it? Sometimes we start talking to kids before we’re really clear ourselves. So before we start talking to kids about anything that is actually values-laden, we first of all have to have a conversation with ourselves about why this matters. Whether it’s about politics, sex, religion — if you’re going to talk to your kids, make sure you know where you stand first … We can’t tell our kids

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that they would be seriously prejudiced at trial due to the passage of time, fading memories and the fact that two defendants had died before examinations for discovery were conducted. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith, in a ruling released last Friday, granted the defendants’ application, finding they would be “greatly disadvantaged in putting forward their defence.” But that isn’t the end of Gemex’s legal action. Tom Spraggs, a lawyer

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Who pays for Hydro upgrades? I’ve extensively searched the print news media in regards to BC Hydro’s intent to increase residential electricity rates (it will be a 50-percent increase by the year 2015). But for the part about how the veryprofitable big businesses and corporate welfare are also, in all due fairness, going to pitch in their proverbial bit to help pay for BC Hydro’s upgrades over the To The next decade — upgrades which they will also very-much utilize — I find absolutely naught. The B.C. Liberals, happy to have received and to again receive generous election-campaign donations from numero uno on their political list (i.e., the bigprofit large companies), are intent on making those least able to pay very large BC Hydro rate increases, pay the whole humongous rate increase; meanwhile, the Liberals turn a corrupt blind eye to those most able to pay. The rich pay nada.

I guess the Liberals are confident that they’ll accomplish this socially immoral act as long as the mainstream news media conveniently, though still conspicuously, remain silent on this blatant injustice. But the government has already made rate-payment agreements with the companies, one senior editor of The Vancouver Sun told me. Editor Well, then, if a politically or legally forced renegotiation of the rates they currently pay and the rates they, ethically and morally, should pay in all due fairness is not at all possible, then ding them with some sort of equalizer, such as a BC Hydro upgrading fee until their current rate agreement expires. And if they thus threaten to “take our business elsewhere,” let them be damned. Frank G. Sterle, Jr. White Rock

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ven hard-right business organizations whose policy doctrines suggest they would be OK with sub-Saharan wages in B.C. are offering only half-hearted resistance to Premier Christy Clark’s plan to raise the minimum wage. That’s how long overdue this province is for a move towards the standard everywhere else in Canada. Naturally, organizations at the other end of the scale are complaining that the $10.25 minimum is not enough, or that it is being implemented too slowly. Clark’s game plan is to raise the working poor’s bottom line in increments, reaching the full $10.25 per hour on May 1, 2012. Announcements that the minimum wage is being raised from the current $8 per hour miss an important aspect of Clark’s wage hike: the ridiculous $6 minimum “training wage,” often abused by unscrupulous employers to obtain super-cheap labour, will be scrapped as of May 1 this year. That decision even earned Clark plaudits from her foes in the Opposition benches, although the New Democrats and others have been quick to point out that the new premier is contemplating allowing a different minimum-below-minimum standard for some who work in the service industry. Clark is considering a plan to mitigate the extra money that alcohol servers earn in gratuities. The NDP wanted the minimum raised to $10 four years ago, when Clark’s predecessor and his cohorts maintained it wasn’t necessary, because market forces in those better economic times would drive up the minimum naturally. But the market forces haven’t done their job, and now that past-necessary wage hike will be fielded by small businesses crunched by the HST, the continuing global recession, and in some cases, customer reticence born of changes to drinking-and-driving laws. Future crunches could be avoided by extending the incremental minimum wage hikes past May next year, with further — small and reasonably anticipated — increases tied to inflation.

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Strategic moves equal smooth sailing for Clark federal support on all kinds of infrastructure proSo far, so good. In her first week on the job, Premier Christy Clark jects. Clark is understandably viewed with considerable suspicion by federal Conservatives, who see her (I still have trouble saying that) has displayed an as a thinly disguised booster of federal Liberals. But acumen for shoring up party unity. her moves in structuring both her cabinet and her She displayed a deft touch in appeasing both the senior staff should dispel some of those conservative and liberal quarters of her suspicions. coalition party and the evidence can be And Clark’s positions on some key poliseen in her choices for cabinet and sencies should also appease both elements in ior staff, as well as some key policies. her party. Appointing Kevin Falcon as deputy Her support for the controversial premier and finance minister sent a Prosperity mine project near Williams strong signal to the conservatives in the Lake — something she brought up in her party that their voices would be heard. first conversation with the prime minister Giving key posts to people like Rich View From — will gain her support from the rural Coleman, Shirley Bond, Mary Polak and conservatives. Pat Bell reinforced that impression. The Ledge And her decision to raise the minimum Clark has put conservatives in portKeith Baldrey wage will please the liberals out there. folios that include finance, energy, That move was met with predictable squawking from aboriginal relations, solicitor general and the newly the restaurant industry, but those complaints won’t created jobs and tourism ministry. have much resonance over time. But perhaps just as importantly, Clark appointed If Clark continues to walk the political tightrope an important federal Conservative as her principal without slipping, she will make it much more difsecretary. Dimitri Pantazopoulous, who has a backficult for a fringe right-wing party to drain enough ground in polling, is responsible for shaping longvotes from her party to allow the NDP to win the term political strategy. next election. His place in the premier’s office should provide an Presumably, the biggest threat would appear to important link to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s be the B.C. Conservative Party, which is close to office. Maintaining good relations with the federal recruiting retiring Conservative MP John Cummins government is vital for Clark, who needs continued

as its leader, or at least as a candidate. But Cummins doesn’t have the profile to have much impact outside of his own riding of Delta. The NDP’s hopes for a bigger boost to the B.C. Conservatives were dashed — for now anyway — when two other retiring Conservative MPs (Stockwell Day and Chuck Strahl) declined to jump into bed with their provincial cousins. In fact, Day strongly voiced the view that it was important the B.C. Liberals stay together, noting any split on the right would lead to an NDP victory. Day carries far more weight with conservatives than Cummins, and his message of unity will likely rule the day (in fact, I wonder whether Clark may recruit him to run for the B.C. Liberals come the next election). The real test of B.C. Conservative strength will come when Clark calls a byelection in VancouverPoint Grey. The riding is part of a federal riding that has shown strong support for federal conservatives over the years, but if the provincial party doesn’t put up some respectable voting results, it will be harder for it to gain traction elsewhere in the province. Like I say, so far so good for the new premier.

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rolled up their sleeves and stood in place of the school caretakers in the mornings. What I am very dismayed with is the budget allocation to hire ancillary personnel. Shouldn’t schools better utilize trained educators and educational leaders? Aren’t the school leaders supposed to be envisioning dreams for the school community, motivating their colleagues to better educate the kids and improving the systems and processes? If we firmly believe that our Tri-Cities kids deserve the best education possible — if we truly regard our educators as professionals — then let us affirm these convictions by putting our money where our mouths are. Samuel Wee Coquitlam

Bad dog owners ruin things for the rest of us

Castle Park Elementary principal Dave Sands is one of nine elementary school principals in the district stuck doing janitorial duties at school.

School principals should be leading, not cleaning up Re: “Principals stuck plunging toilets, cleaning vomit,” Friday, March 18. I take my hat off to the nine elementary school principals in School District 43. They

Re: “Dogs and trails: two very different views,” letters to the editor, Wednesday, March 16. Nine years ago, I moved to the Tri-Cities next to a park-like space and noticed dog owners playing with their dogs and kids, throwing Frisbees and laughing. I thought, “How wonderful to see such enjoyment between dog owners, kids and their dogs.” It was reminiscent of when I grew up. Four years ago, I got a mid-sized dog and have been playing with my dog (off-leash) in this park-like space. Over the past four years, I have encountered many dog owners that use this same space and 95 per cent of us are responsible. We clean the area of garbage and broken glass left by teenagers and dog feces left by irresponsible dog owners; we leash our dogs when children are present and when another dog enters the area; we keep our dogs away

Perhaps the city could adopt a graduated licensing fee (that would be visible on the dog’s licence) dependent on the amount of training an owner has completed or mandatory training before a dog is allowed off leash in designated parks during specific hours, such as several parks in Burnaby. Let’s put things into perspective. What causes more harm to innocent people — offleash dogs or irresponsible (fill in the blank). This issue is a heated one and has taken on an “us versus them” mentality which will not provide any solutions that take into consideration the concerns and best interests of all parties, including the dogs. This issue really needs to be about responsible dog ownership — maintaining the physical and mental health of a dog, which reduces aggression, and the part that the city should be playing in facilitating this. Kim Stack Port Coquitlam

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from them until their owners confirm that their dog is “dog-friendly.” I am tired of all the negative publicity that dog owners receive because of irresponsible dog owners. As with every section of society you will find irresponsible adults everywhere: irresponsible drivers, irresponsible parents — the list is endless, but it is the minority that ruin it for the majority. This issue is no different, but it seems that non-dog owners feel that they have more rights than dog owners. I pay the same taxes and then some to licence my dog. What do I get for this? One off-leash dog park (which has 13 parking stalls) that everyone seems to think can be utilized by approximately 10,000 dogs and their owners. As dogs are not allowed on transit, this dog park Editor is out of reach for many. And what keeps irresponsible dog owners from using off-leash areas? I have heard several stories of dogs getting attacked by other dogs in off-leash areas while their owners sat idly by. Leashing up your dog or using a dog park does not mean that you are a responsible dog owner; having a well-socialized, well-exercised, well-trained and, thus, happy dog is the duty of a responsible dog owner that is the most significant in reducing aggressive behaviour in dogs. Ask any dog trainer what makes a dog aggressive and they will tell you that the dogs have not been socialized with other dogs and/ or people, trained or exercised enough. The best way to accomplish this is off leash. All dogs are restricted as to where they can run free. Do we restrict all drivers and parents before an incident occurs? No, we wait until someone has been harmed and then the irresponsible party is restricted. Why are all dog owners painted with the same brush?

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Open learning expands Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com The Coquitlam Open Learning program is expanding to serve students in grades 10 and 11 for the next school year. Currently, the distributed learning program is the chosen education option for about 100 students from kindergarten to Grade 9. The program is specifically tailored around the individual needs of each student, including those who are gifted. Students enrolled in the program may also be involved in full-time athletic or dramatic pursuits, have identified special needs or prefer to learn outside of a regular school environment. Parents provide learning support at home. As well, students meet together once per week for instruction in topics such as health and career education, fine arts, physical education and computers. Krisztine Trumley, principal of Coquitlam Open Learning, said many parents have chosen this personalized learning option for the past six years. “We know students and parents have come in here for so many different reasons, and they’re basically seeking alternatives. They want to engage in the curriculum in a very different way than we’ve seen in other areas. They want differences around everything from the way it’s structured, how their days are structured, how we structure education,” Trumley said. “They want flexibility. It’s a huge, huge component here. And the other portion is they want to be involved in the education of their child in a very deep and meaningful way.” Students also have their own reasons for seeking education alternatives. “These are students who really like to be in a much smaller setting. Sometimes the schools

are just too big for them. They’re not fitting in for whatever reason. We’ve got 100 students and we’ve got 100 completely different reasons,” Trumley said. “So they want a smaller setting and they’re really interested in having individual needs met. They want to be able to look at their own levels of interest. They want to follow their own pacing, so self-pacing is very important here. And the relationships between their parents, their teachers and themselves are absolutely fundamental to what we’re doing.” However, until now the program has stopped at Grade 9. “At the end of Grade 9, where do they go?” Trumley asked. “We don’t have a place for them to go, and they’re used to learning in a very particular way. For many of them, returning to a regular bricks-and-mortar school is just not an option.” But starting in September, these students will be able to continue with the open learning program in grades 10 and 11 after the school board unanimously supported the expansion last week. The program may continue to grow to include Grade 12 in the future, but currently there are no students at that level. For now, the program is drawing attention from many parents of younger children. “I’m taking phone calls almost daily now for kindergarten in particular for next year. Parents call all the time. We meet with them and we have intake meetings. What we try to do is make sure we get the best fit because not everyone is really suited to this,” Trumley said. “It does require a high component of involvement from the parents. They really take on quite a strong role as the teacher. They’re the teacher at home and they work very closely with our staff.” More information on Coquitlam Open Learning is available online at www.sd43.bc.ca.

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Tri-Cities schools in Green Games Donate to Japan Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Green is the theme of an online contest that has seven local schools vying for votes this month. These schools are in the running for the annual B.C. Green Games, which will dole out $22,000 in cash prizes to sustain and support environmental action projects. Managed by Science World, the initiative allows British Columbians to go online and vote for their favourite environmental stewardship project. Porter Street Elementary entered a video about its new outdoor classroom made up of a circular grove of six red maple trees and 10 benches. Teachers hold lessons in the outdoor area, and students meet in the natural space at recess. At Ranch Park Elementary, the school submitted an entry for its Green Thumb project. Students asked Coquitlam city officials to partner with them to replace trees that had been removed from Mariner Park Forest. The city agreed, and three forest rangers worked with students to plant more than 100 conifers. Meanwhile, Pitt River Middle School is showcasing its front garden beautification project. Grade 6 math students measured and

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Maple Creek Middle School already recycles about 85 per cent of its waste, and wants to recycle even more. mapped the area for a garden. Students will research and select new plants to brighten the school’s front entrance. They will look for droughtresistant plants that will survive summer while also providing habitat for pollinators. Harbour View Elementary also entered a garden project in the province-wide contest. The school started a garden about 15 years ago, but over

time it became overgrown and a target for vandalism. Last year, staff and students embarked on a project to restore the area. They built a drip irrigation system powered by a homemade wind turbine and solar panels. They also planted flowers and vegetables and raised mason bees, butterflies and worms to help the garden grow. Now vandalism has dropped, and classes

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use the garden as a teaching tool for math, language, science, social studies and social responsibility. Meanwhile, Maple Creek’s Green Team is eyeing a prize for their zero-waste program. The school currently recycles about 85 per cent of its waste, with the goal of recycling up to 98 per cent next year. At Hazel Trembath Elementary, students are also highlighting their zero-garbage initiative and salmon enhancement project. For the past 22 years, the school has been involved in salmon enhancement. Students learn about environmental issues and social responsibility through two tanks in the school that mimic chum salmon habitat. Students also participate in the release program at Hyde Creek, and they have written letters to local politicians about creek contamination. Glenayre Elementary is promoting its Glenayre Goes Greener initiative, which includes recycling and waste reduction. Students also walk to school on Wednesdays and participate in a cycling celebration. The public can vote for projects until March 31 at www. bcgreengames.ca. Four projects from across the province will win $500 viewers’ choice awards, and judges will award another 20, $1,000 prizes for top projects.

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alf of the seminal 1960s and 1970s rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival will take to Coquitlam’s Boulevard Casino this Friday to roll out the classics. Performing under the name Creedence Clearwater Revisited, original members Stu Cook (bass) and Doug Clifford (drums) will be joined by guitarist Kurt Griffey, singer/rhythm guitarist John John Tristao and multi-instrumentalist Steve Gunner to perform hits including “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” “Down on the Corner” and more. Though Creedence Clearwater Revival disbanded in 1972, Cook and Clifford relaunched their own group in 1995 to reinvigorate songs that have been staples on rock radio stations since the late 1960s. Tickets for Friday’s show range in price between $59.50 and $69.50 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Reggae meets soul and calypso

Port Coquitlam’s Coffee Concert Series will wrap up March 27 around musical stylings ranging from calypso and reggae to gospel and soul. The Vancouver Outreach Community Sweet Soul Gospel Choir will perform from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Terry Fox Theatre, bringing with them noted choir Kurucz director Checo Tohomaso. A veteran of Hawaiian, calypso, reggae, soul, gospel, R&B and jazz, Tohomaso has performed alongside musical legends like Marvin Gaye and Lionel Ritchie. “Ninety per cent of American soul, R&B and jazz singers have their musical foundation singing gospel music in the church, and I was heavily influenced by those artists at a very early age,” Tohomaso said in a press release. Tickets for the show cost $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children under the age of 12 get in for free.

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It’s part art, part battle royal. The art-in-motion competition known as Golden Brush will take place in Port Moody Thursday, March 24, pitting nine artists from the Tri-Cities against three Vancouver-based artists. The various teams of three will have 90 minutes to bring one universal theme to life, and once that part of the evening is said and done, all of the works will be set up in an impromptu gallery-like setting to be judged. The judging panel will consist of Port Moody Coun. Karen Rockwell, Port Moody Arts Centre gallery coordinator Susan Jessop and Astrid Heyerdahl, the visual arts manager at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre. Artists representing the Tri-Cities include: Rainer Daniels, Judith Atkinson, Sarah Ronald, Rose Eysmond, Kris Kupskay, Heather Anderson, Masha Levene, Mandara Lebovitz and Tammy Pilon. Golden Brush goes at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Mill Boathouse, located at 2715 Esplanade Ave. Tickets cost $10, and more info can be found at goldenbrush3.eventbrite.com or www.gbartevents.com.

Blue trees come to Port Moody

Artist Konstantin Dimopoulos isn’t going to paint the town red. Instead, he’ll paint the trees blue — sort of. The Australian-born artist will bring his international exhibit The Blue Trees to 16 trees outside of Port Moody City Hall, as well as one tree outside of the Port Moody Art Centre, as of March 27. Dimopoulos’ exhibit is meant to call attention to the plight of trees in various parts of the world, on top of underscoring their importance from an esthetic and environmental standpoint. The tree trunks and undersides of the branches will be coated in “a biologically safe colourant that washes off over time and causes no harm to the trees or the environment,” according to the City of Port Moody. Dimopoulos will be at Port Moody City Hall for an artist talk and reception on Sunday, March 27 from 3 to 5 p.m.

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Biologist concerned over bees’ future Blue orchard mason bees may be the wonder bug of the moment for gardeners, but have we put them on a path that ends with us wondering, “What happened?” Like the honeybee and bumblebee populations before them, mason bees could be come the next species of pollinators exploited by humans to the point where their population suffers a catastrophic breakdown. Gordon Hutchings, a Vancouver Island biologist with 20 years of experience studying the assorted native bee species in British Columbia, is concerned mason bees are being promoted for their commercial potential without proper attention to what may be best for the species. “The reason mason bees are so popular is because they are easy to capture and manage by humans,” Hutchings said. “That’s the difference between them and more than 200 other species of native bees. The orchard mason bee is a great pollinator. It’s way better than the honeybee and we’ve put so much energy into that species and now look at the problems they’re having. “The same thing with bumblebees — they’re having problems now because we’ve been doing similar things to them. And now it’s mason bees and we’re mixing species and subspecies and shipping them around. When we do that, the parasitoids and parasites go with them.” If humans need an example of what can go wrong when we “help” a bee species, British Columbians need look no farther than the plight of the western bumblebee (Bombus occidentalis). A native species to this province, western bumblebees were identified as a superb pollinator and put to work in assorted agricultural enter CONT. ON PAGE 22, see ‘FOR.’

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Coquitlam expert Margriet Dogterom predicts that mason bee homes will become as common in backyard gardens as birdhouses are now. to work.” Dreve’s presentation was arranged by Cathy editorial@thenownews.com Steele, manager of Surrey’s Wild Birds Unlimited store, in response to the increased interest her customers have shown in the little buzzing BOMBs. “I’m warning you right now, these are addictive,” Steele knew people wanted to learn more about the the featured speaker said ominously. subject, but mason bees have grown so popular she More than 50 people had turned out to a South had to book Dreve months in advance. Surrey church on a snowy Saturday morning “We’ve been carrying mason bees and in late February to attend a special mason bee houses for almost 20 years, seminar addressing a super bug that but in the last five years the interest has become all the rage across the level in them has really increased,” Lower Mainland and Vancouver she said. “I never used to sell out of Island. bees or houses, but I do now.” Medical crisis? Uh, no. Strange Jamie Vander Zalm at Art Knapps side effects from drugs? Nope. Visit www.thenownews.com to see photos garden centre in Surrey echoed Looming global pandemic? Uh uh. of mason bee cocoons and houses. Steele’s amazement at the popularity Gardening? Bingo — more specifically, of the bugs. a super bug that pollinates at a prodigious “When we first got into them I thought, ‘Who is rate, helping flowering plants thrive and stressing going to buy bees? Who’s going to get this, underthe limbs of fruit trees with bumper crops. stand it?’ But it seems to be something that’s not We’re talking B.O.M.B.s here, folks — blue too difficult for the average Joe to introduce into orchard mason bees, a native species in British Columbia that has been embraced by homeowners as the backyard,” Vander Zalm said. “That surprised me because I thought it might be too technical, but a natural solution to pollination problems. obviously that’s not the case. We sell lots of them, After creating tension with the addiction comalthough I do find it tends to be an earthier, naturement, speaker Steve Dreve of Busy B Creations provided a punch line: “If you buy some, I tell people oriented kind of person who buys them.” So what are these little marvels? Put bluntly, they should buy a chair at the same time because they are a native species of bee that emerges each it’s easy to get obsessed with them. Just pull up a spring just in time to feed and collect pollen from chair with your morning coffee and watch them go

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early blooming flowers and fruit trees. Roughly the size of a thumbnail, mason bees — Osmia lignaria propinqua to biologists — have dark bodies with an iridescent blue hue that makes them look almost like freakishly large houseflies. Mason bees live for just four to six weeks before dying, which means from the moment they emerge from their cocoons, their biological clocks are ticking — literally. Males breed with the emerging females and then die, leaving the female to complete the task of propagation of the species. In this short window she will complete the job of collecting food, laying eggs and creating individual cells for her young to develop in. Each mason bee works alone, bringing nectar and pollen back to the nest, which in nature is usually a long, narrow fissure with limited access from one end. Holes bored by beetles are preferred in the wild, but gardeners can lend them a hand with special custom nesting blocks. The female lays one egg on a pile of pollen and then collects mud to seal it off and begin work on gathering more food and mud supplies for the next cell. When the egg hatches, the larva feeds on the amassed pollen before spinning a cocoon where it develops into adulthood. It then remains dormant through the fall and winter months before it emerges in mid-March to complete the cycle again. The female’s task-oriented focus  CONTINUED ON PAGE 24, see ‘ALMOST EVERY YARD.’


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prises. The bee population became concentrated, leaving them vulnerable to disease, which in turn ravaged their populations. Today western bumblebees are considered scarce in most parts of southern B.C. — a region in which they were once plentiful. “That’s a perfect example of what can happen,” Hutchings said. “It was a highly commercialized bee and it’s been subjected to two really bad pathogens. The reason for that is because it’s easier to spread in a controlled monoculture (one species living close together in a controlled environment). “It’s the same with humans when a disease rips right through a population. If it was a wild stock, the levels of the pathogens would be kept in check, but when we harbour them and concentrate them, it’s much easier for them to spread.” Hutchings said while the mason bees are indeed a great pollinator for early spring flowers and fruit crops, they are by no means the only answer to a gardener’s quest for pollination solutions. Hummingbirds are also good pollinators but they are hard to control. Among insects, British Columbia has hundreds of native bee species that help Wwith pollination and they do so for much longer time periods than the limited window in the spring when the mason bees are active. “Blue orchard mason bees are short-lived and you are not going to get any benefits from them past the last week in May,” he said. “That’s it, they’re done. But there are still lots of crops and flowering plants out there so then what are you going to rely on? Well, there’s all kinds of small, obscure bees out there and, of course, there’s bumble bees.” According to Hutchings, 70 per cent of pollinators in the province are ground nesting species of bees such as bumblebees. Many of these species don’t even sport the traditional black-and-yellow striped markings we associate with bees, so when we are fortunate enough to see them at work on a flower, we don’t make the bee+flower+pollen=good connection. Mason bees are black with shiny blue patches on their bodies and don’t look like our accepted image of a bee. But because of their docility, humans are now exploiting them in their gardens — yards that ironically have been rendered uninhabitable for other native bee species that used to live where pesticideladen, over-fertilized lawns now stretch out in all their glorious human-approved esthetic greenness. “Mason bees are really not

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on food gathering and egg laying lends itself to another trait humans find appealing — mason bees won’t sting unless it’s the last resort. “One of the reasons they’re so popular is these guys are not apt to sting,” said Margriet Dogterom, a Coquitlam-based mason bee expert who has written a book about the species. “They can sting but, because they’re solitary and aren’t protecting a hive, they’re not aggressive. People describe them as the gentle bee. Stinging is the last thing they want to do because they are so focused on the job of collecting food and producing offspring. Even if you grab one, they’ll actually vibrate like crazy and it’s just an awful feeling.” Growing numbers of gardeners have caught on to the benefits of mason bees. Some people like the natural approach to pollination while others, mindful of problems that have afflicted commercial honeybee stocks, want to do their part to give Mother Nature a helping hand. The biggest benefit for gardeners, however, is the mason bees’ role as a superb pollinator. Where the honeybee operates at less than 10 per cent efficiency in spreading pollen, mason bees check in at over 90 per cent, thanks to tiny hairs all over their abdomen and a propensity for plopping down in the middle of flowers. This makes nature’s buzz BOMBs an attractive fit for most urban gardeners. “Suburbia, with all the flowers and gardening around, provides a phenomenal amount of food for bees,” Dogterom said. “Gardeners are probably going to be much more successful with mason bees than if you plunked them down in an open area where there’s just grass. All the mason bees need is food — early spring flowers and, of course, fruit trees. If you have continuous blooms throughout the spring, that will feed the bees and create lots of offspring for next year’s pollination season.” Dogterom, who runs her own mason bee supply business (beediverse.com), said the bees start out as a natural solution to a problem, but often evolve into something more. Like a Zamboni circling an ice rink, people can’t help but watch the bees at work. The next thing they know, they’re following Dreve’s advice with a folding chair and their morning coffee. “They’re a window into nature,” Dogterom said. “You have a house set up for them so you know where the bees are if you want to see them. In wildlife photography or observations, you don’t often know where the animals will be. So if you have a house for the nest, you know where they are and can watch them at work. “Mason bees can be a great

retirement hobby because it grabs guys’ attention because they can build gadgets for them and then watch the bees at work.” She added with a laugh:

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

Square. This month’s theme is PoCo’s women in history. Info: 604-927-7611. Coquitlam Public Library celebrates Caregivers Connections holds an spring break with a book and art information session from 12:30 to 4:30 memento workshop from 10 to 11:30 p.m. at Wilson Centre in a.m. at the Poirier Branch, Port Coquitlam for people 575 Poirier St., and 2 to 3:30 who care for parents, friends at the City Centre Branch, or spouses. Cost is $5 and 3001 Burlington Dr. Kids registration is required. events@thenownews.com Program is free, but registraInformation: 604-297-7970. tion is required. Information: Morningside 604-927-3561, Ext. 4. Toastmasters meets from Singles Travel Club 7:25 to 8:30 p.m. at Burkeview Funeral meets at 6 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Home, 1340 Dominion Ave. in Port Legion, 1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam. Coquitlam. New members welcome. Dinner is $15. Registration required. Information: www.morningsidetoastInformation: Val at 604-529-1552 or masters.ca or Gene at 604-230-8030. www.singlestravelclub.ca.

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Tri-City Stamp Club holds a small stamp auction with viewing at 7 p.m. and sales at 8 p.m. in the McGee Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Information: www.stampclub.ca or 604-941-9306. SHARE alcohol and drug program staff continue the education series with a discussion on the substance affected from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. Program is free. Info: 604-936-3900. Knitting Club at Libby’s Café meets weekly from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 21052850 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. Members knit and crochet scarves and hats to support area homeless programs. New members welcome, and donations of yarn accepted. Information: 604-9453388 or www.libbyskitchen.com. Recovery International meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. at the Tri-Cities Mental Health Centre, 2232 Elgin Ave., Port Coquitlam. Information: Phyllis at 604931-5945.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society meets from 7 to 8 p.m. at Leigh

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

Dogwood Pavilion hosts a Coquitlam Inspiration Garden program leader from 1 to 3 p.m. for a discussion on herbs — how useful they can be and easily they can be grown. Cost is $3 and registration is required. Information: 604-927-6098. Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 weekly social bingo at 1 p.m. in the Mike Butler Room at Dogwood Pavilion. There are 15 games, and pots range from $5 to $25. New players welcome. Information: Catherine at 604-937-7537. Glen Pine Pavilion holds an evening of live entertainment with Poncho and Sal at 6:30 p.m., including hot appetizers and refreshments. Tickets are $23, with discounts available for members. Information: 604-927-6940. Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free weekly walking group for the bereaved from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to meet at the Labyrinth Healing Garden in Pioneer Memorial Park at Ioco Road and Heritage Mountain. Registration: Castine Breckwoldt at 604-949-2274. Port Moody Public Library and SHARE

Family and Community Services Society host a free English practice group for informal language practice from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the ParkLane Room. Info: Julie Sutherland at 604-469-4577.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

Tri-City Potters holds a handbuilding pottery workshop with Vincent Massey from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. The two-day workshop will help aspiring potters design and create a ceramic platter using moulds from Styrofoam. Asymmetric, deep and long forms will be encouraged. Registration required. Info: www.placedesarts.ca. Mackin House Museum holds a rug hooking demonstration with Freda Jackson at 1 p.m. at 1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam. Workshop will be handson, allowing participants to help make a braid rug. Registration required and space is limited. Info: 604-516-6151. Coquitlam Art Club meets from 1 to 4 p.m. in Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Annual membership $10; experienced and novice artists welcome. Information: Soni at 604-469-8712. Place Maillardville teams up with SHARE Family and Community Services Society to hold an English practice group from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Interactive conversation group is free and open to those 19 and older. Information: Shae Viswanathan at 604-936-3900, Ext. 161 or shae. viswanathan@sharesociety.ca.

SUNDAY, MARCH 27

Colony Farm Park Association teams up with the Burke Mountain Naturalists to hold great blue heron nature walks at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Meet at the end of Colony Farm Road off Lougheed Highway. Admission is free and families are welcome. Information: 604-937-3483.

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In 28 at bats, Rene Tosoni got a chance to make an impression. The Port Coquitlam native demonstrated that he had recovered from last year’s shoulder surgery and is ready to challenge for a better assignment as a prospect in the Minnesota Twins farm system. The outfielder was assigned to Triple-A Rochester’s camp on Saturday, after spending five weeks in spring training. Call it a confidence booster or a glimpse into what could be — Tosoni came away pleased with the whole experience. “I went up to every at bat with the same approach and was looking to make contact… It felt very comfortable,” Tosoni told The NOW from Florida. A year ago, the one-time Coquitlam Reds star was given the briefest glimpse of a big league camp — complete with eight at bats and some bench time with the Twins. There was a lot of watching and learning. This time around, he felt a great deal more comfortable and was competing for playing time, and it showed in the results. “I was (in awe) a bit last year at spring training, getting to sit next to Jim Thome and Justin Morneau — Thome’s a major league Hall of Famer and Justin’s heading that way, too,” recalled Tosoni. “This time around it was more comfortable, you see them as teammates and they treat you like teammates. They’re just real nice people, great people.” While facing the litany of opposing pitchers, he admitted he didn’t think about who was standing on the mound. Tosoni said his focus was on what he needed to do. In his 28 at bats he posted a .286 batting average, with eight hits including one double and a run batted in. Another good indicator that likely caught the coaches’ attention was that he  CONT. ON P. 30, see OUTFIELDER...

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Big finish nets Ravens B.C. bronze Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com Distance makes the heart grow fonder, so one proverb states. It can also add up to a lot of points in a hurry on the basketball court. The Terry Fox Ravens racked up a lot of three-point shots Saturday to close out the B.C. AAA Boys Basketball championships on a winning note. The Ravens finished the year, not as B.C. champion finalists, but as victors in their effort and demeanour — leaving the floor of the Langley Events Centre Saturday with a 75-65 win over the W.J. Mouat Hawks. It meant Fox finished third overall at the AAA provincials, and that the lessons learned and experiences gained were greater than the sum of any medal. Still, putting the disappointing semifinal loss on Friday behind them took some effort, but the squad built on heart and skill was up to the challenge. “The goal (Saturday)? Honestly, it was to flush it, flush the loss,” noted guard Bret Macdonald. “It was done, it was heartbreaking but third place is a heckuva lot better than fourth place and we wanted the medal.” They were hungry for a win to hang their hats on, while also happy to have one shot at some redemption — not in regards to the 77-66 defeat at the hands of eventual BC champion R.C. Palmer, who outlasted Fox in a free-wheeling affair, but a loss that occurred two weeks earlier to Mouat at the Fraser Valley final. “Last time we played them they kicked our ass,” Macdonald said. “We weren’t prepared, we played without [forward Matt] Trimble and he’s huge. He takes care of their bigs, we knew them very well and we just came out and were the better team.” With a full roster on Saturday, and the fact that they were not going to get that championship shot, the Ravens shifted gears and ended up getting what they wanted after all. Mouat was still a handful, and traded the lead with Fox seven times. Macdonald’s buzzer-beater trey gave the PoCo crew a fivepoint lead at the half, and was fol-

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GOING SIDEWAYS: Terry Fox Ravens’ Matt Trimble, left, leans away from a W.J. Mouat defender during Saturday’s bronze medal match at the B.C. AAA Boys Basketball championships. At right, Fox’s Ryan Sclater, right, battles Sir Charles Tupper’s Cam Smythe in opening round play. lowed by Scott Hind’s long bomb to start off the third quarter with Fox ahead 37-31. The Hawks would close the gap to one midway through the frame, but the Ravens stayed a step ahead — thanks to Hind and Macdonald’s outside shooting clinic. The pair’s three-point performance accounted for 15 of the team’s 19 points in the quarter, keeping the margin at three with 10 minutes left. However, there was no quit in the Hawks as they kicked off the fourth frame with 10 straight points for a 60-55 advantage with just over six minutes to play. Cue the big guns’ reply. After Grade 10 Trevor Casey cashed in a timely rebound, Hind,

Macdonald and Tanner Moss rang off three straight treys to restore a six-point bulge that would only widen down the stretch. Fox protected its lead and kept Mouat at a safe distance to close out the year with a victory. Hind led all shooters with 31 points, while Macdonald netted 21 points and 10 assists. Chipping in with 10 points was Casey. For the players, Friday’s loss wasn’t going to weigh down their effort in the bronze matchup; not that it didn’t still sting a little. “It was pretty tough, we were all down after we lost,” said Trimble. “We thought we had the game in hand, but it got away from us. But we just refocused and came back  CONT. ON PAGE 30, see FOX’S...

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The regular season may have seemed like a long rollercoaster ride, but the finale was a sweet run through the provincials for both the Gleneagle Talons and Heritage Woods Kodiaks. While both senior boys squads fell short of placing at the B.C. AAA Boys Basketball championships, they gained valuable experience and enjoyed some heady moments in the heat of competition. Heritage Woods wrapped up the week Saturday with a 78-68 loss to the Kelowna Owls, while the Talons were topped 85-62 by the Kitsilano Blue Demons. The Kodiaks led the Owls 40-36 at the half, but the Okanagan champions poured it on over the final 20 minutes and outscored the Port Moody school 22-13 in the fourth quarter. Grade 11 post Mitchell Ligertwood, who would be named to the tourney’s third all-star team, led Heritage with 19 points, while senior Taylor Heinrichs potted 18 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Brandon Lau chipped in 12 points. Kitsilano took a solid 27-16 lead after 10 minutes and piled on the points in the second half to defeat Gleneagle. The Talons were led by the Grade 12 trio of Alex Klocek, Turell Scott and Zach Usherwood. Scott scored 21 points and hauled down nine

rebounds, while Usherwood tallied 19 points. Klocek contributed 12 boards and 10 points. Gleneagle, which began the tourney with a win on Tuesday, also bested Fleetwood Park 6456 on Friday, powered by Usherwood’s 25-point performance. Down by two to start the second quarter, the Talons gained the upper hand to lead 50-40 with a quarter to play. Scott racked up 19 points and 10 boards, while Brandon Arce added 10 points. Their other game ended in a 69-44 loss to Walnut Grove, with Scott and Usherwood tallying 14 points apiece. The Kodiaks, meanwhile, managed to give eventual B.C. champion R.C. Palmer a bit of a battle in Thursday’s quarterfinal. Trailing by just four points at the half, Heritage Woods saw the margin grow in a third frame where the Griffins outscored the Kodiaks 21-16 and pretty much held the lead the rest of the way. Ligertwood cashed in 18 points and 15 rebounds, while Heinrichs scored 15 points. Chipping in 13 points was Mohammad Dadfar. Slotted in the consolation bracket, Heritage fell 64-56 to Valley rival Pitt Meadows on Friday. They led 29-25 at the half but were undone by Pitt’s strong third quarter. Ligertwood hit the net for 22 points and 13 rebounds.

MacLeod inks tryout deal with AHL Falcons to join the top farm team for the Columbus Blue Jackets for their final seven regular season games. The five-foot-11 forward led Northeastern in scoring the past three years.

Coquitlam’s Wade MacLeod has inked a tryout contract with the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons. MacLeod, who just wrapped up a four-year career with Northeastern University, is slated

Outfielder puts wood to ball at Twins camp  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29 Rick Ernst/The Province

VERTICAL CHALLENGE: Gleneagle Talon’s Alex Klocek, front, tries to beat Prince George’s David Pilgrim for the ball during opening round action at the B.C.s.

Fox’s Macdonald, Hind earn BC all-star nods  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29

to win third place. It feels pretty good right now.” Palmer, which delivered a classic come-from-behind win Saturday over Vancouver College for the B.C. title, had wrestled Fox down with a similar strategy. A little of Muhammad Ali’s rope-a-dope early, followed by a man-to-man defence that removed the three-point play, gave the Richmond school an edge as the game wore on. Fox, which led the Griffins 34-29 at the half and trailed by just three with 5:38 left, were just plain run off their feet. “They wore us out,” Macdonald said. “We usually wear out teams but they wore us out. We got tired and they hit some big shots, they were hot.” The Ravens scored a teamlow three treys, including just one after the first quarter, and managed just 11 points off turnovers. “(Palmer) played more (man -to-man) and they just kind of wore us out, we got tired. That was the difference,” said Fox coach Rich Chambers. “We had a very good chance of winning, it was a three-point shot away from being different. But basketball’s a funny game.” Hind, Macdonald and Trimble all completed their high school hoops careers on high notes, with Macdonald earning a first all-star team honour and Hind being

selected to the second squad. Also playing their final games were Emeka Adindu and Aaron Roberts. The three starters who have been chasing hardcourt dreams together since Grade 2 agreed that the ending provided the

satisfaction they were aiming for. “Awesome, awesome,” Macdonald said of the finish. “I can’t think of a better way. These are my friends, they’re my second family and I can’t think of a better way to go out.”

only struck out three times. Showing that he can also handle outfield duties, including chasing down flies and getting the ball in quickly, was more evidence that his shoulder problems of 2010 were well behind him. “I find it easier to hit when you are in the game, playing the outfield,” he noted. “My double came against (Tampa Bay) early in camp, we were winning and I came off the bench and went into the out-

field… I ended up with three hits in that game.” Although he was assigned to Rochester’s camp, he may still be sent back to Double-A New Britain, where he played last year until a nagging shoulder injury became too painful to play through. Wherever he’s sent, Tosoni said the gameplan will remain

the same. “I know we’re all fighting for positions, but I find that guys who are battling for leftfield or rightfield jobs, we’re all friends. We’re not enemies, and I’m not really trying to outplay someone, it’s all about playing the best I can and doing my best at each time at bat.”

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Garage Sale

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March 26th

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Lumber/Building Supplies

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PETS & LIVESTOCK

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Cats

604-724-7652

GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, 3 Fem, 2 males. CKC Reg. shots & vet check. $1000. 604-512-3310 www.veinottehorsefarm.ca ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

BEAGLE PUPS, family raised. Vet checked, shots incl. Ready March 30. $650.00 604-944-7799 FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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PUG PUPS fawn m/f, & parents $400 ea. Ph 604-792-6277

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PB ENGLISH Springer Spaniel puppies. 13 weeks old...black and white, liver and white. to 'good' family homes only!!! $750.00 604-505-1620

DIAL-A-LAW OFFERS general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available)

Small Business Accounting Year Round bookkeeping for small business and realtors. Payroll, HST & Income Taxes. Fast. Reliable. Reasonable. Call Lenke • 604-537-8330

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Dogs

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Dogs

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REAL ESTATE

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

SUCCESSFUL WINEMAKING Store, Many customers, wellestablished. $79,000. South Vancouver. Call 778-378-7092

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

Houses - Sale

6020-24

North Delta

3 BR RANCHER, lge 66x115 lot, quiet area, rec room, cls to schls/ amens/transit. 11460-95A Ave. $424,900. For appt 604-581-6110

6020-38

CONDO 2 yrs, 2 BR, 2 baths, facing quiet street. Asking $259K. TOWNHOME 3 yrs, 3BR, 2 ba, nr amens. No HST. Asking $332k. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

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6020

Vancouver East Side

1/2 DUPLEX centrl loc 4 BR, 3 baths, approx 1,700sf, kept well, nr transit/shops/schools. $665k Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

Houses - Sale

6020-01

6030 Real Estate

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Lots & Acreage

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Mobile Homes

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Out Of Town Property

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RENTALS

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Apt/Condos

1 BR, approx 830 sq ft, quiet, clean Bldg, cls to Metrotown & Skytrain, starting at $825. Rick 604-437-3013 or 778-899-8554

1117 Ridgeway Ave. large 1 Brs @ $780, incl heat hot water, cat ok, ns, avail now, Raymar Realty. 604-782-5941

SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. $907/mo. 604-524-4720

6508

Apt/Condos

GROSVENOR HOUSE 1 BR Apt, incls ht & h/w. By Moody Park. 720 - 7th Ave, New West. N/P, N/S. 604-517-1077

NEW WEST 310 - 8 St. Close to skytrain & bus. Lrg 1BR, w/lrg patio. $795 incls heat & storage locker. Cat OK with pet dep. Refs req’d. Call Res Mgr 604-395-5303

NEW WEST 1 bed 1 bath, $715 plus utilities. Call Quay Pacific Property Mgmt at 604-570-2786.

NEW WEST. 1 BR Apt, $725/mo incls heat, light, cable, laundry, avail Apr 1st. Call 604-780-0048

NEW WEST. 1 BR. U/grd prkg. Concrete hi-rise. Ns/np. $825/mo. Nr college. Apr 1. 778-321-0309

BBY METROTOWN 1 & 2 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-788-1867

KING ALBERT COURT

BBY, METROTOWN. 1 - 2 BR. Clean, quiet bldg. Incl heat/hot water. Immed. 778-323-0237

Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

COQ. 2 BR $900, Avail Now or Apr 1, heat, parking. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249

604 - 941 - 7721

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604- 936-3907

AMBER (W)

401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604- 805-9490

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.

office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358

CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604- 813-8789 COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.

office: 604- 936-1225

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261

NEW WEST 508 - 8 St. Close to Westminster Mall & transit. BACH ste w/balcony, $655 incls heat & storage locker. Lrg 1 BR with balcony $795. Cat ok w/pet dep. Refs req. Res Mgr 604-521-1862 NEW WEST Cozy Studio, nr all amens, n/s, n/p, $570. Avail Now. 604-783-6003 NEW WEST: Moody Park 1 BR $610 + utils. Quiet. Apr 1. No pet. 604-591-3628 or 604-517-5593 NEW WEST. RENO’ed 1 BR & 2 BR. New Kitchen/Bathroom, Carpet, Appliances. From $795 & $1050. 604-724-8353

1300 King Albert, Coq

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-848-5993

* Newly reno’d, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amenities. * Near WC Express. * Rent incls heat, hot water, fridge, stove, priv balcony & window coverings * Laundry & Storage ea floor * No pets ✔ Wheel Chair Access

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST 2 BR, 1 bath grd flr unit $900 plus utlities. Call Quay Pacific Property at 604-570-2786

BBY, Lghd Mall. Bach, $720 incl ht & h/w. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, Apr 1. 604-779-3882

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartment Available MAY 1

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N WEST newly renod 2 BR apt, 900sf, nr all amens, sec u/g prkg. N/s, n/p. Av Apr1. 604-721-1607

N. WEST 1 BR apt, nr Douglas Col, skytrain, balcony, n/p, n/s, n/d, $680 & up. 604-839-8156.

Large bright 1 BRS from $765. Newly reno’d Incl heat, hot water & dw. 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

NEW WESTMINSTER, One Bedroom, $710/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & parking. New carpets. Near Skytrain. Great view! Avail now or April 1. Cats okay! Deposit required.

Call 604-521-2884

MONTECITO TOWERS 99-7360 Halifax St, Bby

PORT COQUITLAM. Atkins Park Place. Adult oriented, 1 BR apartment. Lovely building, ideal for seniors. Near bus, library, shopping & WCE. $660. Call 604-944-8697

Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

604 420-5636 www.montecitotowers.com

GARDEN VILLA

1010 6th Ave, New West 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.

CALL 604 715-7764

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EL PRESIDENTE

Houses - Rent

3 Bdrm Townhome! Fenced yard. RENT TO OWN! STOP RENTING! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597 ANMORE, Rancher, 2 BR & Den, 1900sf, lev acreage, 5 appls, 2 bath, f/p, garg, patio. Mins PoMo/ Coq Ctr, Buntzen, 778-688-6622 BBY N, 4 BR , great hse, gd loc, lrg corner lot, nr schools/transit/ SFU, h/w heating, N/S. $2200. Avail now, Denis 604-838-4661 BBY S. 3 BR + fam rm, s/lev, 2 1/2 baths, 2 f/p, garage, covered deck, shrd w/d, n/s, n/p, Apr 1, $1800 + % utils. 604-433-3113

Managed by Colliers International

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

Bach & 1 BR Available. All Suites Have Balconies. Undergrd Parking Available. Refs Required. Small Pet Ok.

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

NEW WEST

St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Available Apr 1. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-518-5040

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

Houses - Rent

COQ, Lough Mall. 3 BR, upper flr. Veggie garden, big yard. Ns/np. 1.5 baths, big sundeck, 6 appl. $1,450/mo + 2⁄3 util. 604-939-6077 COQ New Horizon, 3BR, 1900sf, 2 lvls, new appls, nr schls, ns/np, Av now. $1800/mo. 604 760-6372 COQ Nr L’heed Mall, 3 BR up, fully fin bsmnt dwn, pets ok, w/d, $1700 + util, now. 604 727-2001 N WEST renod 2 lge BR suite, $1000+utils, shr w/d, nr s/train/ schls, ns, np. Now. 604-436-9013 POCO, Lincoln Prk 3 BR, 2 bath, split lev hse, w/in-law-ste, appls, $1850, all newly reno’d & hrdwd flrs, carport, yard. 778-288-8168 POCO NICE 3 BR mn flr, kitchen, dining & liv rm, small fam rm, all appls. $1450 Now 604-329-9600 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm

HOUSE w/1 bdrm suite, very central location, close to skytrain..$1,188/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster

COQ 2 BR full bsmt home, new kitchen, carport, f/p, lge lot. 947 Edgar Ave, $1495 + utils. Av Apr 1. Call Wayne 604-862-9802

New Westminster

65 FIRST STREET

2 BR, 3 appliances, N/S, pet possible. Mar 1, $1100. Lease and excellent refs a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

Age 55 or over. Beautiful view. Bach high rise apt. Close to trans & shopping. Rent incl all utils. Refs req. Contact Ana Cell: 778-859-0798 Bayside Property Services Ltd.

Abbotsford- 3262 Clearbrook Rd. HOUSE with 5 bedrooms, 2 baths. Mortgage helper. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 or (604) 657-9422 www.wesellhomesbc.com

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Office/Retail Rent

POCO, BROADWAY/COMMERCIAL Area, 800 sq ft, mezzanine, suitable for small bus/music/art studio, own entry. 604-942-2446

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

POCO Nr Coq Ctr. Own BR, $425 & BR & bath $450. Incls utils, W/D, share home. 604-475-0262

6595-40

New Westminster

NEW WEST. Furn’d, Room $465 incls sh’d kitch & bath & utils. 604-767-3863 or 778-837-4596

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

3 BR upper, log house, Maple Ridge, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 1 yr lease, avail immed, N/s, N/p, $1400/mo. Call 778-808-8196 BBY CENTRAL 2 BR, cls to all ammens, n/p, n/s, incls utils, 1 BR incls utils, Avail Now. 778-242-1895, 604-520-9629

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

6605

BBY, N. 1 BR bsmt ste avail Now. Nr transit, mall, grocery. Suits 1. Furn’d or Unfurn’d. NS/NP. $725 incls utls, cbl. 604-299-1852

BBY N 3 BR g/lvl ste, newly renod, 1500sf, w/d. Nr SFU/10 mins to Sperling Stn. N/s, n/p. Av Apr 1. $1400. 604-710-8872 BBY, Near BCIT, 2 BR g/lvl ste. NS/NP. $1000/mo. incl utils, nr ammens, Apr 1. 604-438-1790 BBY NORTH near SFU, Upper 3 BR Duplex, 2 bath, 5 appls, f/p. NS/NP. $1375+ utls. Avail Apr 1. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043 BBY S. Lrg 1 BR gr lev, priv entry, inste W/D, F/P, quiet, $825 incls utls. NS/NP. Suits adults. Refs. Burnfield Cres. 604-526-7335 BLUE MTN/AUSTIN, 2 bedrm basemt suite,1029 Dansey,4 appl,no smoke&pet, incl. hydro, $750.00 ref. call (604)649-8909 COQ 1 & 2 BR stes, $700/$900 incls utils, avail Apr 1, cls to schl & Lougheed Mall, N/p, N/S, 604-931-1699 or 778-230-1090 COQ 1 BR g/lvl, nr Miller Park, $750 inc util, suits sngle, w/d, Apr 1. no dogs. Ref. 604-936-2206 COQ, 1 BR ste, f/bath, priv entry, No W/D, NS/NP. $650 incls utls/ cbl. Suits 1. Apr 1. 604-931-1616 COQ 2 BR bsmt, lrg kit, w/d, small cov patio, newly painted, n/s, $825 + 1/3 utils, 604-525-9266

COQ, 3 BR, f/bath, fenced yard. $950/mo incl hydro. Near amen. Apr 1. N/s, no dogs.604-525-0897

COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $980 incl util. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Immed. 778-688-2594

COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $995 incl util. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Immed. 778-688-2594

Townhouses Rent

RIVERS INLET COQ BLUE Mnt area, 2 BR upper, shared w/d, d/w, big deck, monitored securtiy sys. $1125 + 2/3 utils. Apr 1. Sm Pet considered, n/s. 604- 897-0411

COQ, DAWES HILL,. reno 3 BR main floor. F/p, sh’d w/d, deck, carport. $1,200/mo + % utils. N/S. Apr 1, no dogs. 604 937-3534 COQ, Lough Mall. 2 BR, g/lvl. Priv w/d & ent. F/ba. Ns/Np. $995/mo incls utils. Immed. 604-931-3677

COQ, Maillardville. Large 1 BR in quiet building. Storage. Sh’d w/d. Parking. Ns/Np. $625/mo. Avail Apr 1. Nr amens. 604-931-7432 COQ SPAC 2 br ste g/lvl, cls to schl/bus. Inc w/d, hyd, net. N/S, N/P. Now. $1100. 604-729-4709 METROTWN/BCIT, ONE BEDRM basemt suite, no smoke&pet, incl Hydro, 4 Appliances, $680.00 call (604) 649-8909

Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area) • 2 BR Townhouse • 3 BR Townhouse 1.5 bath, 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. • 1 & 2 BR Apts also avail.

Call 604-942-2012 WOODLAND PARK

TOWNHOMES Professionally managed family townhome complex on 28 acres located in beautiful Port Moody. Spacious 2 BR & 3 BR units, 5 appls, inste W/D, walk out bsmt, 1 parking. Cat friendly.

Contact 604-939-0221 woodland@rentmidwest.com

MOVING?

NEW WEST Queens Park, bright 1 BR ste, own W/D, priv entry, small yard. Suits 1. $750 incls utl. Av now. NS/NP. 604-525-3130 SPACIOUS 3 bedroom upper floor house,renovated, long term , available rightaway, $1400 and 60%utilities, cats ok, d/w, w/d on suite, f/p, carport. 778-995-5260

6605

Townhouses Rent

POCO 2 BR T/H $765, $785 & $830/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

Call 604-998-0218 604-444-3000 to place your to your ad ad

Time to Get Your Own Place? Find your answer in the Classifieds – in print and online!

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768

BBY, Lough Mall area. Spac 2 BR bsmt. 1,700 sq ft. $1000/mo + util. New appl., priv w/d. Nr schools. Avail now. N/s, no dogs. Cat ok. 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318

Whitgift Gardens 1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo.

BBY, METROTOWN. 1 BR, g/lvl, Alarm. Near skytrn. NS/NP. Refs. $780 incl util. Now. 604-430-1358

Contact Alex 604-999-9978

Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

BBY METROTWN clean 2 br main flr hse, nr bus, s/train, schls, TNT. Ns/np. $980+util. 604-438-1588

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

604 939-0944

BONSOR APTS

Suites/Partial Houses

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

BBY METRO Town area lge bright 2 BR g/lvl ste, w/d, very clean, n/s, n/p. Refs. $1,100 + 1/3 utils. Av Apr 15. 604-434-3922

Renovated high rise, concrete building. Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Refs req’d.

6602

CALL 604 723-8215 *RENT TO OWN*

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

220 - 7th St, New West 1 BR apts from $720/mo. 2 BR, $850/mo. Includes heat & hot water, Big balconies. By shops, banks, Skytrain & college. U/grd prkg available. Call 604-519-1382

6540

No pets. Available now.

BBY N. 2 BR ste, g/lev, incls utils & cable, N/S, N/P, cls to SFU, bus, $925. Apr 1. 778-847-0351

FOR RENT

1-BEDROOM A PT. Move in tomorrow. Affo rdable monthly rent. Call Today!

Go to http://classified.van.net or call 604-444-3000.


The NOW COQUITLAM, PORT COQUITLAM, PORT MOODY, ANMORE AND BELCARRA

HOME SERVICES

7010

Personals

full body rub sauna & steam Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai

Sun-Thur 10-Midnight Fri/Sat 10am-1pm

Angel Massage 604-294-8038

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7015

Escort Services

Carman & Fox friends

604.669.9475

The Fox Den at Metrotown out-call Escorts Vancouver

CarmanFox.com

Celebrate all your family occasions in the

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8055

Gutters

10%OFF your 1st cleaning! High Quality/Low Price/No HST Custom, Affordable Cleaning. Make your space beautiful! Call Misti, 778-846-6478 www.harmonyhomecleaning.ca ★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ European standard. Lic/Ins. ICBC & Veteran claims. Free Window Cleaning , 778-840-2421 HOME CLEAN Reasonable Rates. Insured. Call Igor • 604-476-1197 PROFESSIONAL CLEANING Lady available. Good Rates & Refs. Free Est. 604-992-3444

Concrete

8130

Handyperson

Concrete Cracks Repair. Foundation Walls, Basement, Parkade. Full Warranty. Call Simon (604) 473-7761 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408

8073

Drainage

Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337

8155

Landscaping

ADAM’S YARD CARE Hedge trimming, pruning trees, yard clean up, etc Adam 778-899-4162 ★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Retaining walls, irrigation, paving, patios, fences, etc. 778-688-2444

8160

Lawn & Garden

LAWN MAINTENANCE 20 yrs exp. power rake, aerating. Free est. Reliable Reas. 604-649-9965

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

P/U or delivery. Covered storage. (604) 644-1878 SAM’S Gardening SERVICE Lawn & Garden Care, Hedge Trims, Clean-up. 604-603-2341 THE LAWN BUTCHER Only Prime Cuts will do! Call Jim 778-839-6250

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

• Spring Yard Clean Up • Lawn Maintenance and Gardening • Hedge and Tree Trimming • Cedar Fencing • Fully Insured • BBB Member

604-720-2853

www.atclandscape.com DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300 PTV HOME RENOVATIONS All types of reno’s, big or small. One call does it all. 778-235-1772

8075

Drywall

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

604-916-7729 JEFF

8080

ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493.

Top Tier Electrical Inc. Comm/Res renos & construction. Adam 604-773-4313 Lic #104540 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

• All Bobcat & Mini-X Services • Small Hauls Available • SNOW REMOVAL • Fast Reliable Service

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8105

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

ADVANCE MOVING LTD MOVING & DELIVERY EXPERTS!! Licensed, Bonded & Insured Single item to full house moves We Guarantee the Cost of Every Move Flat Rates always available A+ (604) 861-8885 BBB www.advancemovingltd.com Rating

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~

Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. ★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ BBB • Fully insured • WCB 3 Rooms $250. 604-727-0043

Paving/Seal Coating

8205

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

Plumbing

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 38/HR! Clogged drains, drips, garbs, sinks, reno’s, toilets, installs, Lic/Ins. 778-888-9184

8250

Roofing

NEW CANADIAN ROOFING LTD. Over 15 yrs experience All types of Roofing Reasonable Rates WCB Insured

604-716-8528 A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

* Landscape and Garden Design & Construction * Full Lawn Care Services Mowing, Power Raking, Aeration, Fertilizing, New Lawns * Hedges and Tree Pruning * Yard Cleanups * Fences & Decks

Marc • 604-315-8954

CHAFFER BEETLE Treatment. Lawn care, reseeding, rototilling gardens & hedges. 778-885-6488

Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Power Raking • Aeration • Lawn Repairs • Gardening

Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates!

• Local & Long Distance • Avail. 24/7 incl. holidays • Seniors Discount • Delivery to/from YVR Airport

604-787-8061

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872

Park’s Landscaping

Gardening Services Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design Residential & Commercial William KIM • 27 years exp.

604-518-3571

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NO JOB TOO SMALL!

Renovations/Repairs/Building • Bathrooms • Suites • Plumbing • Electrical

• Basements • Decks / Sheds • Flooring /Tiles • Interior Designing

“Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”

Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring ''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

JENCO

CONSTRUCTION

Small Jobs Are Welcome! We do Kitchens & Baths Winter special: 15% off Custom Cabinets www.jenco-online.info

JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, fully ins. 604-726-6345

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

Georgie Award for Best Renovation & Design Complete Renovations / Additions Kitchens / Bathrooms

604-728-3009

www.jkbconstruction.com Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567 JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

A Name You Can Trust

STARBRUSH PAINTING • Free Estimates • Seniors Disc. • High Quality, Low Cost • WCB

25% Off with this ad

Call 604-518-0974 #1 PAY-LESS PRO PAINTING 31 yrs exp. Spring Special Ext/Int. Call 24 hrs, 7 days 604-891-9967

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 604-781-7695 THOMAS DIAMOND Quality Renos, Repairs, Decks, Stairs etc. Precise, Reliable, Prof, Insured. Free Est. 604-710-7941. thomasdiamond1@hotmail.com

Telephone Services

DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call Phone Factory Today! 1-877-336-2274. www.phonefactory.ca

8309

Tiling

Dave Abbott Tile & Stone Installations & Repair Specialist! Best Rates. Guar. 778-808-5912

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca

8335 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

8255

Rubbish Removal

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

Window Cleaning

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938

Need a Landscaper?

WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items are included. 604-936-8583

8307

Telephone Services

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464.

Find one in the Home Services section

AUTOMOTIVE

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1983 FORD Mustang Covertible, 6 cyl, 83k mi, Aircared, runs great, new tires, $1500. 604-941-6030

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9145

604-761-7175 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

Scrap Car Removal

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

604-562-5934

AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

COQUITLAM

LANDCAPING LTD.

& REPAIR JL RENO

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ EXCELLENT PRICES ★ Free Est./Written Guarantee

❏ SPRING CLEAN-UP ❏ Yard Maintenance ❏ Hedge Trim ❏ Tree Pruning ❏ Weeding ❏ Retaining Walls ❏ Lawn Cuttng Contracts Insured. Guaranteed. John: 604-464-8700 or 778-867-8785

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

BEST RATE MOVING

604-708-8850

CANSTAR PAINTING

alljobs@telus.net

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-469-8405

Gary: 604-690-7565

Free Est. 604-779-6978

email:

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300

8307

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

CANRO SERVICE. H/W tank, furnace, boiler, drain, installations & repairs. BBB. 604-789-6767

• Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

Starting $30/ hour Licensed & Insured

Electrical

# 104787 LIC. ELECTRICIAN For hire. Love small jobs. Great rates. Call 778-822-8710

to book your ad!

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

1 to 3 Men

Specializing in drywall & textured ceiling repairs, drywall finishing, stucco repairs, painting. Fully insured.

604-444-3000

Lawn & Garden

PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN For Homes or Businesses. Call Dave at 778-386-3844

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

Call:

8160

PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793

Cleaning

Harmony Home Cleaning & Assistance

8060

8125

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2004 DODGE Dakota Sport Extended Cab Pickup. Box liner, new all weather tires, and only 87,000 kms. Clean and no accidents. Asking $8,500 OBO. Call (604) 491-4435.

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1989 23 ft 5th Wheel + 1994 Chev 2500 ext’d cab. Gd cond. $7,900 for both or sell sep. 604-856-3819 2004 25FT Trail Blazer 5th Wheel, slide, exc cond, $17,800. 604-533-5624 or 604-868-1723

★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

2005 28’ Trail Cruiser rear bunks add a room. GVWR 5417 total dry wt 3743 $11,500. 604-858-2556

2007 SILVERBACK by Forest River, 30ft 5th Wheel, 2 slides, spotless, $25,900. 604-230-2728


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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Shoes included when you join our Run Clinic! Beginner Run ! 10km ! Trail Run 12 Week Training Program: + RUNNING SHOES (up to $150 value*) + Computerized Video Gait Analysis

$119.95

*First timers only

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Robert Esmie 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist - 4x100m Relay Ryne Melcher Record Winning Ultra Marathon Runner

Trail Clinic Starts:

Tues, April 19th @ 6:30pm

Beginner/10km Starts: Wed, April 20th @ 6:30pm

REGISTRATION INCLUDES 12 Week Training Program ! Injury Prevention ! Nutrition ! Program Design # !nd much more"""

Gait Analysis by a Human Kinetic Expert Moisture Wicking Technical T-Shirt Weekly Educational Talks Facebook Support Page

www.facebook.com/KintecRunClinics


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